Naomi's Charity Fashion Show for Pregnancy Death Prevention

October 5, 2015

Naomi Campbell spoke of her desire to have children as she announced a fashion show to raise money to prevent women dying in pregnancy.

The supermodel, 38, said she had been unable to conceive before she underwent an operation in Brazil earlier this year.

Campbell has teamed up with the Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown, to raise funds for the White Ribbon Alliance, to save the lives of pregnant women and newborn babies around the world.

Gordon Brown and his wife, who is patron of the charity, lost their first child, Jennifer, just ten days after she was born, seven weeks early, in late 2001.

Campbell hopes to persuade the likes of Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham to grace the catwalk to raise money for the White Ribbon Alliance.

Last year, her Fashion For Relief event made over £1 million for victims of the floods and saw Princess Beatrice and her mother the Duchess of York model for the event.

The model, who is to undergo 200 hours community service as punishment for assaulting police officers on a plane at Heathrow Airport in a row over lost luggage, said at the launch of the fashion event: “As a woman myself that wants to have kids it's a given that I'd want to be involved in something like this. I love children. Giving birth is bringing a new energy into the world.”

Campbell underwent a mystery operation to remove a cyst in a hospital in Brazil earlier this year.

She revealed: “Until March, I wasn't able to have kids. Now I can. They thought it was a cyst. When they opened it up they realised it was more.

“I was not able to have children up until March. Now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family but it's up to God. I do want to have kids. I'm 38 years old.”